2016 Annual Conference Schedule

We hope to see you at the 2016 Annual Conference! Registration is now closed, but will be available on-site for all educational sessions and most other events (we are unable to guarantee admittance to catered events).

If you are already registered and have questions about your registration, please contact Carolyn Fifer at 919-832-3652 x 227 or Mary Frances Wilson at 919-832-3652 x 224.

Wednesday, September 28:

1-4pm: REGISTRATION (Historic Temple Emanuel, 713 N. Greene Street)

2:00-2:10: INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORIC TEMPLE EMANUEL: Hear from Rabbi Fred Guttman about the history of the Temple, designed by Hobart Upjohn.  (Historic Sanctuary, Temple Emanuel, 713 N. Greene Street)

2:10-2:30PM: STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE YEAR IN REVIEW: During this presentation, we’ll travel throughout the state and learn about the accomplishments of the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office with Ramona Bartos, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer. (Historic Sanctuary, Temple Emanuel, 713 N. Greene Street)

2:20-3:15pm: PRESERVATION YEAR IN REVIEW:  A recap of the year’s significant events from Preservation North Carolina.  Myrick Howard and Preservation NC Staff.  (Historic Sanctuary, Temple Emanuel, 713 N. Greene Street)

3:15-3:30pm – BREAK

3:30-4:30pm: ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY OF GUILFORD COUNTY: Benjamin Briggs, Executive Director of Preservation Greensboro, will take you from the Battle of the Guilford Courthouse in 1781 to Edward Loewenstein’s residential modernist masters – with a look at everything in between, too! (Historic Sanctuary, Temple Emanuel, 713 N. Greene Street)

4:30-5:30pm – BREAK

5:30-7pm: REGISTRATION (Aycock neighborhood, 100 block of Cypress Street)

5:30-8pm:  OPENING RECEPTION: Sponsored by The Alexander Company, Inc.:  Mingle with your fellow preservationists in the historic Aycock neighborhood as you enjoy delicious dinner and NC beer! Participants will also enjoy a self-guided tour of a wide variety of homes in the neighborhood. (100 block of Cypress Street).

Thursday, September 29:

8-11:30am: MORNING REGISTRATION (Bennett College, Pfeiffer Chapel)

9-9:15am – Official Welcome from Councilwoman Nancy Hoffmann. (Bennett College, Pfeiffer Chapel)

9:15-9:30am – Hear from North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz. (Bennett College, Pfeiffer Chapel)

9:30-10am: HISTORY OF BENNETT COLLEGE: Hear about the history of this remarkable private historically Black liberal arts college for women, whose roots date back to 1873.  Dr. Valerie Ann Johnson, Mott Distinguished Professor of Women’s Studies at Bennett College. (Bennett College, Pfeiffer Chapel)

10-10:30am: DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.’s SPEECH AT BENNETT COLLEGE: Learn how Dr. King came to speak at Bennett in 1957, and about the racial tensions in Greensboro at the time. Hear an excerpt from his speech in Pfeiffer Chapel.  Ms. Keri Peterson, Chair of Humanities in the Division of Humanities, Business and Professional Studies at Bennett College (Bennett College, Pfeiffer Chapel)

10:30 – 11am: BREAK

11am-12:15pm: Keynote Address from Dr. Allan Parnell, Vice President at the Cedar Grove Institute for Sustainable Communities. Dr. Parnell will speak about “Six Disruptive Demographics Trends: What Census 2010 Will Reveal” and how they impact historic preservation.  (Bennett College, Pfeiffer Chapel)

12:15-1:45pm: Lunch on your own

1:30-4pm: AFTERNOON REGISTRATION (International Civil Rights Museum, 134 S. Elm Street)

2-3: CONCURRENT SESSIONS (in various spaces throughout the S. Elm Street neighborhood)

A1. DIVERSITY TRACK:  Building Greensboro: Foundations of our Diverse Mid-Century Modern History: Learn more about the trailblazing Jewish and African-American architects who broke both social and design barriers as they helped lay the foundations of Mid-Century Modern architecture in Greensboro.  Eric Woodard. (International Civil Rights Museum, 134 S. Elm Street)

B1. FIELD SESSION: Tour Bennett College, including the Steele Hall Gallery, which holds pieces by Elizabeth Catlett, and the bust of Mary McLeod Bethune by Selma Burke. Led by student ambassadors at Bennett College. Sign up at registration to attend this tour.

C1. TRAINING FOR COMMISSIONS, Part 1: Learn about the following: legal aspects of quasi-judicial meetings and things commissioners should keep in mind when reviewing applications for Certificates of Appropriateness; code of ethics; and education and awareness. Adam Lovelady, Albert and Gladys Hall Coates Distinguished Term Assistant Professor at the UNC School of Government. (International Civil Rights Museum, 134 S. Elm Street)

D1. TOOLS FOR HANDS-ON LEARNING: Historic Finishes Analysis: Hear what types of paint analysis are available to you to complete your project. In this session, you will be able to see samples under a microscope.  David Black, AIA, LEED-AP, HagerSmith Design.  (International Civil Rights Museum, 134 S. Elm Street)

E1. UPPER LEVEL RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT and TAX CREDITS: Learn about how to promote and develop successful upper level residential projects, utilizing historic tax credits, that could have a huge impact in your downtown.  Several projects will be highlighted, giving specifics about design and code issues, tax credits, costs, and more. Great session for building owners, developers, architects, downtown managers, or anyone interested in downtown living! David Maurer, AIA, LEED-AP, Maurer Architecture. (Elsewhere, 606 S. Elm Street)

3-3:30pm: BREAK

3:30-4:30pm: CONCURRENT SESSIONS (in various spaces throughout the S. Elm Street neighborhood)

Update to Concurrent Session not in your program:

A2: DIVERSITY TRACK: Civil Rights, Religion and Architecture: Greensboro enjoys a rich history of Civil Rights coupled with narratives that touch on Quakers and the Underground Railroad. However, much of the built environment associated with these storylines is no longer extant in the city due to Urban Renewal efforts in the 1960s. Moderated by Dr. Arwin D. Smallwood (Professor of History and Department Head at North Carolina A & T State University), panelists Renee’ Donnell (Historic Interpreter II at Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum), Kayla Forney (undergraduate student of history at North Carolina A & T State University), James Griffin (Warnersville Project), Andre Taylor (undergraduate student of history at North Carolina A & T State University), and David Wharton (Chair of the Greensboro Historic Preservation Commission) will discuss challenges, opportunities, and innovative ideas used in Greensboro to celebrate African American history, even when historic places have been destroyed or neglected. The panel will discuss initiatives used in the African American Warnersville neighborhood, rural communities, and Greensboro’s Heritage Community program for recognition. (The session’s location has not changed; it will still be held at the International Civil Rights Museum, 134 S. Elm Street)

B2. FIELD SESSION: Tour the Southside neighborhood and see an interesting blend of historic properties featuring downtown architecture, as well as the surrounding historic neighborhoods, including infill and new construction. Led by Ryan Gray, Preservation Greensboro. Sign up at registration to attend this tour.

C2. TRAINING FOR COMMISSIONS, Part 2: As a follow-up to the first session, hear from local planners and ask questions about your community.  Panel participants include Martha Hobbs Lauer, Senior Planner, Raleigh Department of City Planning; Michelle McCullough, Project Planner, Winston-Salem; and Mike Cowhig, Planning Department, City of Greensboro.  (International Civil Rights Museum, 134 S. Elm Street)

D2. HANDS-ON LEARNING: Wood Floor Repair:  Learn about wood floor repair and rehabilitation, including identifying wood, maintenance and patching. Jason C. Allen, PE, LEED AP. (International Civil Rights Museum, 134 S. Elm Street)

E2.  TAX CREDITS: Hear from the folks at the State Historic Preservation Office about projects that are in progress and have successfully used the new NC historic rehabilitation tax credits. Mitch Wilds, Restoration Services Branch Supervisor. (Elsewhere, 606 S. Elm Street)

4:30-5:30pm: BREAK

5:30-8pm:  PRESERVATION CELEBRATION AT REVOLUTION MILL: Sponsored by Revolution Mill: Join us in the recently rehabbed Revolution Mill! There’ll be food, drinks and music for your enjoyment! (1200 Revolution Mill Drive)

8pm-Until:  YOUNG PROFESSIONALS GATHERING: Sponsored by Catherine French Design, LLC: A fun, casual get-together for the young and young at heart, free to all conference attendees.  (1200 Revolution Mill Drive)

Friday, September 30

8-11:30: MORNING REGISTRATION (Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene Street)

9-9:30am – Hear legendary bluesman, storyteller and educator Logie Meachum. He will also perform “Deep River,” a spiritual about the Underground Railroad and Guilford County. (Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene Street)

9:30-10:45am: COVINGTON KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Hear from Dr. Spencer Crew, Robinson Professor at George Mason University. He will explore the topic of his latest book, which focuses on the WPA recordings of the last living generation of the enslaved in the United States, and how these stories can impact historic preservation. (Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene Street)

10:45-11:15am: BREAK

11:15-12:30: 2015 HONOR AWARDS: Presentation of the 2016 Honor Awards, presented by Biltmore. (Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene Street)

12:30-2PM:  2015 HONOR AWARDS LUNCHEON. (Blandwood Carriage House, 400 W. McGee Street)


Conference attendees may take a guided tour of the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Historic Site at 2 and 3pm. Make sure you sign up at registration.

Conference attendees may also tour the International Civil Rights Museum for a reduced admission price of $5/person. You must show your conference badge to received the reduced rate.

*All dates and times are subject to change without notice.